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  • Storage fees slow St. Bernard record retrieval

    June 8, 2014 10:25 PM

    CHALMETTE, La. (AP) - A dispute over fees for a Mandeville storage facility will cause delays in getting vital St. Bernard Parish court records needed for real estate transactions and other parish business. St. Bernard Clerk of Court Randy Nunez tells NOLA.comThe Times Picayune that about 3 million pre-Hurricane Katrina,... more »
  • Lafayette Regional has a Record High, Again!

    January 15, 2014 9:53 AM

    Lafayette Airport Commission Chairman Matt Cruse reports Lafayette Regional Airport saw another record-breaking year for passengers in 2013. For the year, enplanements totaled 236,264 (4,912 more passengers over 2012) and deplanements totaled 235,068 (5,482 more passengers over 2012). The total number of passengers was 471,332 for the year, an increase... more »
  • Audit: Shoddy record by St. John Housing Authority

    July 30, 2013 8:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A state audit finds public housing officials in St. John the Baptist Parish kept inadequate records on a myriad of federally required documents, including rental agreements, tenant background checks, Section 8 eligibility paperwork and annual inspections of apartment units. The Advocate reports auditors also reported... more »
  • Music Fades at Iconic Record Shop After 56 Years of Business

    December 19, 2012 11:25 PM

    Call it a sign of the times or a result of the digital age, but after 56 years Floyd's Record Shop in Ville Platte is going out of business. "We still have albums, we have a few albums left, we have a collection of 45 RPM records here that... more »
  • Millions chase record $425M Powerball jackpot

    November 27, 2012 9:13 AM

    CHICAGO (AP) - Eight months after a trio of ticket buyers split a $656 million Mega Millions jackpot to set a world lottery record, Powerball is offering up a prize that would be the second highest. The $425 million jackpot, the largest in Powerball's history, represents a potential life-changing fortune.... more »
  • Obama seeks to undercut Romney's record on jobs

    May 14, 2012 6:52 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is casting Mitt Romney as a greedy, job-killing corporate titan with little concern for the working class in a new, multi-pronged effort that seeks to undermine the central rationale for his Republican rival's candidacy: his business credentials. At the center of the push -... more »
  • Record Sugar Harvest Expected

    December 27, 2011 8:00 AM

    PLAQUEMINE, La. (AP) - The 2011 sugar cane harvest is close to wrapping up, and industry watchers say Louisiana farmers should produce record levels of raw sugar this year. Kenneth Gravois, sugar-cane specialist with the LSU AgCenter says the total tonnage of cane harvested per acre in Louisiana will be... more »
  • Texas Runner Buses to Iowa and Breaks Marathon Record

    October 18, 2010 10:46 AM

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A Kenyan living in Texas had to hop a bus to make it to Iowa, where he shattered the record at the Des Moines Marathon by more than 8 minutes. The Des Moines Register says James Kirwa of El Paso ran the 26.2-mile course in... more »
  • Tulane Applications Reach Record Mark

    October 4, 2010 6:45 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Tulane University received a record number of applications this year, but only a fraction of those students are expected to attend. The Uptown campus received nearly 44,000 applications. The number of applications received this year was more than twice the number received in 2004, before Hurricane... more »
  • NOLA Attempts Baking World's Largest King Cake

    September 20, 2010 4:56 PM

    Louisiana is known for Mardi Gras and King Cakes. Now, one New Orleans bakery hopes to be known for making the world's largest king cake. Haydel Bakery will attempt to break the record with a cake that will wrap twice around the outside of the Superdome. Entertainment includes... more »
  • Tony Hayward Defended His Company's Safety Record

    September 15, 2010 11:43 AM

    LONDON (AP) - Outgoing BP CEO Tony Hayward defended his company's safety record Wednesday in the face of questions from British lawmakers, and said the Gulf of Mexico oil spill should not lead to a universal ban on deepwater drilling. Hayward gave evidence to a British parliamentary committee, months after... more »
  • Record Yields Forecast for Louisiana Rice & Sorghum

    August 13, 2010 6:53 AM

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Louisiana's rice and sorghum crops are on track for record yields, and soybeans could have the second-highest yield on record. Louisiana Field Office director Nathan Crisp says rice production is forecast at 35.5 million hundredweight from 555,000 acres, with yield per acre forecast at... more »
  • LOGA Messages

    July 21, 2010 6:42 PM

    Both local and national news media were covering the Rally for Economic Survival. But, as they recorded Governor Jindal, Sammy Kershaw, and other celebrities and politicians, one camera was set up specifically for the "average man and woman." The Louisiana Oil and Gas Association is documenting 30 second to... more »
  • Second Hottest June On Record For Louisiana

    July 9, 2010 1:48 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Warm, wet and windy! That was June, depending on where you lived in the United States. The month was exceptionally hot in the South and East, wetter than normal across a northern tier of states and may have had the second most tornadoes of any June on... more »
  • Students Record Math Rap Album

    June 6, 2010 2:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The CD playing in the background sounds like something you might hear on the radio, until you listen closely to the words. "14, 21, 28, 35, yea I know my multiples cause I'm so fly." The students of Sarah Broome's sixth-grade math class spent the... more »
  • House Briefly Went on Record Repudiating Jindal

    May 4, 2010 5:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana House briefly went on record repudiating Gov. Bobby Jindal for a lackluster response to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. But that was only because most lawmakers in the chamber didn't realize what they were approving. As soon as they found... more »
  • H1N1 vaccine clinics available in Lafayette area

    December 1, 2009 1:29 PM

    The State Department of Health and Hospitals in partnership with the Lafayette Parish School System will provide the 2009 H1N1 vaccine to Lafayette Parish students (Pre-K3 through 12) and faculty on Saturday, December 5th from 10am to 4pm. There are five sites where the clinics will be offered; families are... more »

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